Durham photography studio reopens during Covid 19 Pandemic

I have specialised in newborn photography for 15 years now. I had to close my business like many others when Covid 19 hit, but last week I have been able to reopen my studio following government guidelines.

My studio is my passion and I love every minute with my clients.

During Covid 19 and lockdown I have worked tirelessly to prepare the studio to welcome my families back. Following government guidelines I have chosen to go above and beyond their recommendations and wear full PPE to do everything I can to create a safe environment for these precious new babies born during this difficult time.

I have had families in the studio that have had their babies during lockdown and their stories are incredible. I feel blessed but guilty at the same time that I have held some of these babies before grandparents. It’s been a very emotional time with a lot of preparation and expense. I am proud that I have been able to work with these precious lockdown babies to create beautiful memories for their families to treasure forever.


“We had another fantastic photo shoot with Mel yesterday after she reopened following lockdown. It was lovely to see how much effort she had put into making the studio a safe environment for our new baby and us all! Mel always has and continues to put safety first and this was clear through our shoot, but didn’t take away from the lovely atmosphere or beautiful photos! She even managed to get a smile off our little girl despite wearing a mask! We felt completely at ease and very safe in the environment and Mel continuously washed her hands. Have always highly recommended Mel and even more so in the current situation. Thank you very much for more beautiful photos xx”
Rachel Turnbull